Who needs the Patriots-Colts? Plenty of news going on in the world of soccer, and we're going to catch up on some other tidbits:
- It's official. Dan Antoniuk won't be back with the Silverbacks next season. He's moved on to Carolina in a move that's hardly surprising, given the last few weeks of the Silverbacks season. I still can't understand the justification of leaving the league's leading scorer out of the starting lineup during the playoffs.
- Meanwhile, two other Silverbacks are keeping busy by joining the Minnesota Thunder for their Copa Minnesota game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. David Hayes and Dayton O'Brien are heading north to take on Beckham and crew next Sunday.
- Over in my 2nd home country of Spain, Danny Szetela suited up for Racing Santander today for their match against Espanyol. (Click on the Suplentes tag after following the link.) I was hoping that after leading 1-0 and following a Espanyol red card that he'd get some run, but it wasn't to be as Espanyol came back from a man down to get a draw with a late penalty. It should be just a matter of time until he hits the field.
- The Puerto Rico Islanders are down in Trinidad & Tobago for the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship. The winner of the tournament goes through as the Caribbean's representative in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The Islanders open the Group Stage later today against Harbour View FC from Jamaica. Last year the Islanders fell at this stage of the tournament, and it doesn't get any easier this year as they open with one of the favorites.